Billie Joe Armstrong has a reputation for speaking his own mind even, it seems, when it comes to dissing beloved rock icons of the ’80s.
The Green Day frontman was quick to throw fellow rockers Bon Jovi under the bus in a candid interview with the U.K.’s Kerrang! Radio, admitting that — after 25 years of touring — the New Jersey combo were definitely his least favorite fellow musicians.
During the show, Armstrong was answering random questions from fans when someone inquired who were the best and worst bands Green Day had ever shared the stage with.
“The best is probably The Hives,” the 40-year-old rocker replied. “They’re a great live band. [As for the worst] Oh boy, I have to go with Bon Jovi.”
Armstrong didn’t elaborate on the reasons for his dislike, unfortunately, at least according to NBC News.
But he may have soon have an opportunity to re-evaluate his opinion — or, possibly, to have the world’s most awkward backstage conversation. Green Day and Bon Jovi are both set to appear at the at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 21 and 22.
At least this time the bands will be appearing on separate nights.
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